Jacobs is seeking to preempt the Scaffold Law, a workplace safety law that the real estate industry has been trying to kill for decades.
Posts by Rob Galbraith
Cuomo fundraises with Finger Lakes billionaires as austerity cuts drive upstate NY cities towards crisis
NY governor is raising money from billionaires on promises not to raise their taxes and instead slash state funding for poor cities
New Pegula fracking venture draws investment and board role from former Pennsylvania Governor Corbett
Amidst an global economic crisis and multiple management controversies, Terry and Kim Pegula, launched a new fracking venture that has drawn investment from – and a board seat for – the pro-fracking former Governor of Pennsylvania.
Major Buffalo real estate developers received millions of dollars in forgivable PPP loans
Fifteen of the most prominent real estate developers in Buffalo received between $13.6 million and $34.0 million through the Paycheck Protection Program
Cuomo puts private equity vulture in charge of coronavirus economic recovery
Selection of Blackstone senior advisory director Bill Mulrow raises concerns about Wall Street profiteering from coronavirus recovery
Insurance-backed lobbying group attacking universal healthcare in NY is also funded by public hospital and cancer research center
Roswell Park Cancer Center and Erie County Medical Center belong to lobbying group working to protect health insurance profits
Museum and college donations help clean up Paul Saffrin’s image, but not the generations of pollution his company caused
Local institutions rehabilitate Tonawanda Coke owner’s image as the state considers public subsidies for developer who bought polluted site
Washington Post runs pro-war Stephen Hadley column without disclosing Raytheon board seat yet again
In 2013 the Washington Post published a pro-war column by Hadley without reporting his Raytheon board seat. Seven years later nothing has changed.
NY budget watchdog’s climate recommendations reflect priorities of corporations and lobbyists on its board
The Citizens Budget Commission advocated embracing natural gas and expanding nuclear subsidies among other pro-corporate recommendations
Lawyers Defending ExxonMobil Are Big Biden Donors
ExxonMobil’s lawyers, who scored a victory for the fossil fuel company today on a climate lawsuit, are big donors to Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg & other corporate Democrats.
Wealthy developers cash in as cost of Buffalo tax break rises to $66.9 million
Tax break for mixed-use development has been abused to force property owners and renters to pay taxes for luxury lofts
“Green” businessman is Buffalo area’s top Trump 2020 donor
Jon Williams is hailed as a green energy hero, but he is not the environmental champion his public image portrays